To win you have to have the mind set to win

Those were the words of Misty May-Treanor and her partner, Kerri Walsh after they won their third Olympic gold medal in volleyball.

 Many other commentators today are emphasizing that this is the year of the women.  The women in the world are beginning to realize that they posses great power!  There is no question that it takes a great deal of mental stamina to experience that kind of success.  In order to reach your highest potential and manifest your heart’s desiresthere is no question that the physical preparedness is vital; however, it is the mental challenges that must be overcome first.  No person can succeed in life unless they are willing to do their work! Yes, there is risk involved; however, risk is part of the journey! Those words are the most important and vital for any individual to truly comprehend.  Most people simply don’t get it!  Please understand that most successful people visualize and imagine in their mind’s eye the moves, the plays or positioning of their game or skills before they actually take the action steps.  It is the mental game that trips most of us up because we allow fear, worry and doubt to filter into the recesses of our minds as they take a strong hold position over our thinking. 

 It is not unrealistic to say that 80% of the success in the world is achieved by less than 20 % of the people.  This principle has been widely discussed in intellectual circles in an attempt to explore different potentialities for individual expression. Yet the reality is there—the majority of us are lazy and unwilling to fight or persevere for what we want so we can reach our highest potential.  The struggles are long, hard and sometimes unforgiving yet when we willingly and knowingly keep our eye on the end goal and I am sure all those who received a medal or award will state:  “It is truly worth it!”

 So what do we have to do to first get started and second find out how to stay in the game?  That is a million dollar question.  Are you ready to read on?  I can only speak from my vantage point so I invite you to listen and build on my thoughts as you continue on your personal journey to manifest for your life.

First:  Total and complete discipline is needed.  Can you define discipline—to me, it means that you must without fail keep your focus and the reason why you are doing this in your sights.  If you don’t you will lose your focus and waiver in your resolve.  The athletes maintained steel like focus and their discipline was unbendable.  Nothing stood in the way of their vision and end goal.

Second:  Build your support team, by that I mean both on the physical plane and on the spiritual plane.  Call in your Power Angels and get to know them better. You cannot reach your end goal alone.  You need people around you who will encourage, reinforce and protect you and your goals.  When your emotions try to sabotage you, it pays to have a coach or individual who will get you back on tract. I can honestly say that for me, I speak to my Power Angels all the time and ask for your encouragement and guidance. My Power Angel team helps me to boost my spirits, strengthen my resolve and they give me a sense of inner calm that goes beyond the earthly realm.  When I am challenged and feeling that my buttons are being pushed, I meditate twice a day just so I can maintain my strong footing and balance.  

Third: Proper diet and rest is vital to your overall wellbeing.  As many of the athletes said after their win, now I can go out and have some fun because now they can reward themselves by going off their routine and relax. Life is always about finding a balance.  After you have reached your goal, you can look forward to reaping the rewards and enjoy yourself but remember—that comes after the win.

Fourth:  Daily action steps are vital for your success.  You can wish and dream all you want but if you do nothing that is what you will get. To manifest for your life, you need to maintain the right attitude.  The principle of Cause and Effect always comes into play. Your thoughts, behavior and the steps that you take will determine your outcome or effects. I hope you will take the first four steps to heart and remember that most people don’t reach their highest potential in life because they do not want to do their work.  What category do you fit in?


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Blog Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018